Definition of good-time in English:



  • 1(of a person) having the pursuit of pleasure as one's chief aim.

    ‘a good-time girl’
    ‘a good-time party guy’
    • ‘This week's show streaks into the cheekier end of the information TV spectrum by staging a contest between a gaggle of good-time girls getting ready for a night on the town and Ford's rally team.’
    • ‘They sound as if they've turned out to be fine people despite all the press stereotypes of them as good-time party girls.’
    • ‘Singer/dancer Olga San Juan shows up as sort of a good-time girl that, this being the forties, no one actually has a good time with.’
    • ‘Her mother was a woman of ill-repute: an ex-playmate, Ford model and all round good-time girl with a string of groupie relationships to her name.’
    • ‘Dunst finds the hidden depths in her character and reasons to be sympathetic towards a woman who might initially seem little more than an empty-headed good-time girl.’
    • ‘However, there are certain ‘rules’ that exist for associations with the local good-time girls.’
    • ‘In a trippy opening sequence we learn that Atkins is a good-time girl, all mascara and champagne and arguing violently with her squiffy actor boyfriend.’
    • ‘If you're here for a good time, then go out with the good-time girls.’
    • ‘There was an instant bond as one good-time girl met another.’
    • ‘With spiky hair and a wild dress sense, Sam is an outrageous good-time girl and is always out with her mates.’
    • ‘Another trip to a trendy London club found me in the company of two leggy good-time girls.’
    • ‘I honestly feel bad for writing this, because maybe, just maybe, Walker and his band of happy-go-lucky good-time pals are actually the nicest people in the world and I'm being a jerk.’
    • ‘She's a good-time girl who enjoys her life and her man.’
    • ‘Then there was Elsie Tanner, the Street's good-time girl.’
    • ‘The boy's life changes forever when this tarty good-time girl replaces his mother in the family home and he decides to take matters into his own hands.’
    • ‘Toronto's garage-rock good-time boys have already wrapped up their third album, Ode to Joy, which will hit stores in February.’
    • ‘Cumbrian to the bone, they're good-time lads with a selfless ambition: to spread the fun.’
    • ‘In an age of automatons, he is a throwback to an era of good-time boys and daredevil racers.’
    • ‘The good-time guys play a stomping blend of Mexican music and country-blues from south-western America.’
    1. 1.1(of popular music) intended purely to entertain.
      ‘good-time rock 'n' roll’
      • ‘Solid Comfort's music ranges from 1940's blues, to down-home country, to ‘non-electric, good-time music.’’
      • ‘Psychobilly is just good-time music that uses traditional rockabilly and can get really crazy.’
      • ‘Call it ‘Frisco Jazz,’ call it ‘Dixieland’ or ‘Traditional Jazz,’ it matters not - it's simply good-time music!’
      • ‘Used extensively as the wonky good-time background music to a thousand TV clips this summer it's undoubtedly effective and known to millions, but adds absolutely nothing to the sacrosanct original.’
      • ‘And future single ‘Leaving Home’ is a more uptempo version of the same good-time electronic music with soul.’
      • ‘All share the same sense of quirky musical programming and good-time vibe, bringing together disparate styles of music.’
      • ‘There may less growling this time round, but Old Souls & Wolf Tickets still retains the previous record's good-time stew of jazz, blues and rock and roll.’
      • ‘There were concessions to the modern age - though sampling The Who is hardly cutting-edge - but this was mainly good-time rock ‘n’ roll played by men who clearly enjoyed every minute, and who have earned the right to be up on stage.’
      • ‘This estrogenic NYC quartet (apologies to male drummer) takes good-time, punk-pop pep to hyper speed on album two.’
      • ‘I saw them open for Sonic Youth in 1988 at San Francisco's Fillmore, and was so eager for a good-time first-LP-style thrashing that I tried painfully hard to overlook the big hair, the power ballads and the exceptionally mediocre songs.’
      • ‘The musical menu features French-born free jazz performer La Baronne, local singer-songwriters Katie Sevigny and Nicka and Toronto's Lily Frost, as well as Mabro's cabaret pop sextet and Snipper's good-time bluegrass act.’
      • ‘Kazzer was a big deal before anybody even knew who he was - in the months preceding the release of his first CD, Pedal to the Metal, he was already on a Canada-wide tour to promote his brand of good-time rock & hip-hop.’
      • ‘This Tremolo offshoot's good-time electronica sounds like a Nintendo system haunted by fairies and satyrs.’
      • ‘There's nothing complex or sarcastic about American Hi-fi, from their utterly straightforward band name to the good-time rock sound of their Bob-Rock-produced, eponymous debut.’
      • ‘How often do Phil Spector's epic grandeur, the Velvet Underground's jangly drive and the good-time groove of Northern Soul engage in a convincing ménage à trois on one record?’
      • ‘Still, the band has battled with rock critics who won't take them seriously and with scenester city-dwellers who think a good-time, country-rock theme band is a little hokey.’
      • ‘This is unapologetic good-time rock 'n' roll done with tongue planted firmly in cheek (as well as some other areas).’
      • ‘The songs on The Best of The Dubliners are mostly good-time songs about drinking and bawdy sex.’